La Pulperia - 2nd Ave

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$30 and under
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Seafood
La Pulperia, a restaurant featuring Seafood & Latin American Cuisine, from Chef/Owner Carlos Barroz and Victor Medina. Named after the general stores found throughout South America, La Pulperia offers Barroz’s simple yet refined cuisine from the countries of Latin America with European influences from places like Italy and Spain. Signature dishes: Salmon Brulee, Pacu "Fish Ribs & MORE!!
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IvoneB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My besties and me!!! Had wonderful time enjoyed the drag brunch 💜✌🌈

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vipFromWisconsin
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ceviche was too salty. Guacamole was lacking g flavor.

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vipLisaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Went with a friend

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SrShanley
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were on the hunt for some oysters and Pulpería did not disappoint. The drinks were delicious, as was the salmon. There was definitely a younger crowd (I’m 40+), but we didn’t feel out of place at all. The noise level was high, but it didn’t affect the evening too much. By the time our meal over, a DJ was setting up for a set. Overall, my wife and I had a very good time!

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vipGTbow
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Didn’t know what to expect - the food was delicious! Super fresh and very flavorful. The margaritas were insanely good.

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ShannonM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Drag Brunch was fun!! They could have done more entertaining, rather than the contest, but it was still fun! The guacamole and queso appetizers were really great too!

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GlamourPussMD
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

LOVED the ambience but wasn’t crazy about the food. The steak was good! But it wasn’t the best and I wouldn’t order it again. I would probably go again, order something else and hope for a better meal. Cool place though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We looooved this spot! Great food, energetic music and great service! We will come back soon!! Sooo good. The empanadas and the queso fundido were amazing!!

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience! The food was great and so was the service. I would definitely recommend!

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CarltonN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great brunch spot!! love the high energy and also loved the drag show saturday :)

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was delicious!

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Stabeezy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leaving our jobs!!

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vipSaraF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We were extremely disappointed with the service at La Pulperia. We ordered all of the food at once, guac and chips, appetizers, entrees, and sides. We never got the guac and chips. It took forever for the food to come, and the restaurant was not even full. The waiter started bringing the entrees and placing the appetizers around. When we said something about this, he said "well you put the whole order in at the same time." First of all that is an extremely rude answer and second of all, that is how ordering works. Additionally, 2 of us asked for spinach or salad greens to be added to the lentil salad. The waiter told us he would get back to us if that can be done, but never returned with an answer. When it came, it had extra shaved cilantro on the top and he said "that is spinach." We also ordered salmon for the lentil salad, and instead we got the salmon entree. Once the food was there, it was delicious, however the waiter's attitude and the service was awful. There are plenty of other great restaurants that I don't need to return for bad service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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StephanieC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely time at La Pulperia. Cocktails were fun. We were not brave enough to attempt the YOLO and regretted that decision. Food was good. We didn't have to wait too long for it to come out, even though it was for a NYE dinner. They gifted us champagne at the end of the meal to celebrate, which was sweet. I would recommend to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The manager gave us free shots because it was out first time there. Very accommodating and efficient staff. The candles in the tables were a very nice touch

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JVande
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was just ok. Waitress, Mindy, was very attentive. The noise level was so high that the four of us couldn't have a conversation.

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Morena
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Definitively, will be back to try more dishes, great ambience love the "queso fundue". And great service by Camila...

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vipJudyc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The manager and the waiters are so nice. You might need to order some appetizer before the main course because all the meal are made from scratch.

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HollieO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

really fun bottomless drag brunch!! definitely recommend for a big group brunch

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vipOpenTableFan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for a surprise birthday celebration and I had requested that they bring out dessert with a candle. The staff was very attentive throughout the meal and definitely delivered on the dessert - came in singing happy birthday. They also remembered the food allergies and adapted the meal throughout.

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vipgourmethb
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. They prepared grilled octopus with a choice of 2 sides. We also had bronzing with purple mashed potatoes which was very good. This is our second visit and we were impressed with the attentive service both times. We strongly recommend this restaurant and will return soon.👍👍

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for the drag queen brunch to celebrate my mom’s birthday and it was great. The food was very good and the service too. The show was so much fun. I would recommend for any celebration.

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KATHERINEM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved a table to celebrate my engagement with my girlfriends and the service here was AMAZING.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster tacos off the hook

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

So, the manager is amazing but our waiter was very rude. We were celebrating two birthdays in a party of six ppl. We mentioned this to the waiter at the beginning, we got through our entire meal and settled the check and still nothing-he had been a little short with us the entire meal-and then we got up to leave and the manager was super sweet, caught us, and gave us champagne and cake! We so appreciated him going above and beyond and completely made all of our experiences so much better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. We went with her two young kids, and the waiters were excellent and could not have been more hospitable

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vipHansNT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Had such a great time at Drag Brunch. The service was a bit slow in the beginning and it took almost 25 minutes before we got our first drink, but then the food and Drinks then came flowing. But let me make it clear, it's ALL about the amazing drag queens who made it such s fun show. haven't laughed so much In a long time. Highly recommended

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vipmarkc
Phoenix
71 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Limited menu but food was good; worth another try. And now this sentence to get to the silly 50 word minimum

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vipKatherineE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Drag brunch was amazing!

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Jenni
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was excellent! Salmon and coconut rice were amazing. Homemade guacamole was outstanding. Staff were super friendly and fun! The music was ridiculously loud. I wanted to go to dinner not a night club. They did turn the music down when we complained. Thank you!

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vipAlejandroA
Chihuahua
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

High level recipes. Juat food not fresh at all. Tasteless. Expensive too.

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AlyssaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, location and ambiance! A little pricey but great for a night out with a group of friends. There is also a great happy hour at the bar!

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vipDANP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. Brunch deal is great. Empanadas are amazing.

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vipluiseb
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bartendress was great. She made fabulous Cadillac and spicy margaritas. The food was excellent and our server was lovely. The only negative is that it was a little loud ( but the music was good).

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FoodieRP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

My friend and I shared the zoodles with shrimp and ordered a side order of grilled shrimp. Wine too. All excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. I think we found our new fav in the neighborhood. Walking in the space & ambiance was so perfect with great decor & cool Latin music. The cocktails were so delicious and not too sweet or overhanded that both my husband were so impressed. Seafood Latin/Mediterranean style how awesome is that? The flavors were so unique and sublime, everything was good. Everything was done with flare and style, I’m wondering how many times we can come back this year.

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BethC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. All of the staff were very friendly and that made the experience even better.

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Sage
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Happy hour menu was okay. We would have preferred more flavorful dishes.

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Emdee
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The restaurant had a very nice ambiance and the waiter was very nice, but the food was disappointing.

FAQs

La Pulperia - 2nd Ave offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 933-0757.

La Pulperia - 2nd Ave is rated 4.5 stars by 365 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.